Part 1 of the Mothers & Babies: Raising Healthy Communities Series
An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to 60 percent can be unaware of their condition. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems. Due to the predominant nature in women, it will also affect approximately 10-15% during pregnancy. Understanding the role that thyroid disfunction plays in pregnancy is critical due to the natural fluctuation of hormones and how they affect the mom and baby.
Please join us for a webinar series, Mothers & Babies: Raising Healthy Communities, with Dr. Monet Sayegh, M.D. In this webinar, Dr. Sayegh will address:
- Understanding thyroid disease in pregnancy is a common clinical problem and can have significant effects on the thyroid gland with resulting changes in thyroid tests
- The need for trimester specific reference ranges for thyroid function tests
- Determining treatment of pregnant woman vs. non-pregnant woman for thyroid disfunction
Dr. Monet Sayegh has over 30 years of experience in the fields of medicine, research, abdominal laparoscopic surgery, and clinical laboratory science. His background includes extensive research in immunology/allergy, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, special chemistry, HLA histocompatibility and maternal screen.
Dr. Sayegh received his Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from the University of Mobile in Mobile, AL. He also holds degrees in medical technology from Anderson Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology in Anderson, SC; a Master of Science in health sciences with an emphasis on hematology/oncology from the American University School of Graduate Studies in Coral Gables, FL; a Doctor of Medicine from the American University School of Medicine in Coral Gables, FL. His Post- graduate training is in general surgery with emphasis on emergency non-trauma minimally invasive laparoscopic abdominal surgery from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.
He is a senior clinical consultant and a member of the Disease State Education group at Siemens Healthineers, focusing on cardiovascular, oncology, and infectious diseases.